The best museums in Curitiba in December 2023

These are the top 20 best museums in Curitiba, Brazil, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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Looking for the best museums in Curitiba? These are the best ones:

  1. Museu Egípcio e Rosacruz1

    Museu Egípcio e Rosacruz

    The Museu Egípcio e Rosacruz houses a collection mainly composed of replicas of Egyptian artifacts from various periods. One of the highlights of the collection is the mummy Tothmea, which was donated to the museum in 1987. This mummy is one of only two legitimate mummies from Egypt that are in Brazil.
  2. Museo del Expedicionario2

    Museo del Expedicionario

    The Museu do Expedicionário, located in Curitiba, Brazil, is dedicated to showcasing the history of Brazil's involvement in World War II. This museum provides a comprehensive insight into the role Brazil played during this global conflict, making it a significant destination for those interested in history and warfare.
  3. Museu Paranaense3

    Museu Paranaense

    The Museu Paranaense is housed in the São Francisco Palace, a sprawling space covering an area of 4,700 m². The museum not only showcases its historical collection in dedicated exhibition rooms but also hosts temporary exhibitions that delve into various historical and social contexts. Additionally, the museum is equipped with a library, an auditorium, a laboratory, and rooms for courses. It regularly conducts courses, lectures, workshops, and artistic presentations, offering a comprehensive cultural experience for visitors.
  4. Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Paraná4

    Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Paraná

    The Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Paraná (MAC/PR) is a museum maintained by the Paraná government. It is home to a diverse collection of art, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and other types of works. The museum primarily features works from various Brazilian artists, with a special emphasis on artists from the Paraná region.
  5. Museum Of Life5

    Museum Of Life

    The Museum of Life, established in January 2014 by the Pastoral da Criança, serves as a platform for disseminating information and reflections on health, nutrition, education, and citizenship. This is achieved through various exhibitions and educational activities that the museum hosts.
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    Cultural Center Solar do Barão

    A cultural complex housing several museums dedicated to photography, engraving, posters and comic books. Various workshops take place here.
  7. Gerdt Hatschbach Botanical Museum7

    Gerdt Hatschbach Botanical Museum

    The Gerdt Hatschbach Botanical Museum, also known as Museu Botânico de Curitiba, is situated in the city of Curitiba, in the Brazilian state of Paraná. This location is easily accessible for tourists visiting the region and offers a unique opportunity to explore Brazil's rich botanical heritage.
  8. Zoológico Municipal de Curitiba8

    Zoológico Municipal de Curitiba

  9. Museu de Arte Sacra da Arquidiocese de Curitiba9

    Museu de Arte Sacra da Arquidiocese de Curitiba

    The Museu de Arte Sacra da Arquidiocese de Curitiba (MASAC) is an institution dedicated to preserving artifacts related to the history of the Catholic Church in Curitiba, the capital of Paraná. This museum is a part of the Archdiocese of Curitiba and plays a significant role in conserving the religious heritage of the region.
  10. Memorial de Curitiba10

    Memorial de Curitiba

    The Memorial de Curitiba is a cultural hub located in the historic center of Curitiba, the capital of the State of Paraná. This public space is dedicated to a variety of cultural activities, making it a vibrant spot for locals and tourists alike.
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    Automobile Museum

    The Automobile Museum of Curitiba is a thematic museum that specializes in motor vehicles and similar. It is located in the vibrant Brazilian city of Curitiba. This museum offers a unique opportunity for visitors to explore the history and evolution of automobiles in a detailed and engaging manner.
  12. Railway Museum12

    Railway Museum

    The Railway Museum of Curitiba is housed in the historic Curitiba Railway Station, a building that was inaugurated in 1885. This location adds a layer of historical significance to the museum, as it was once a part of the Curitiba Paranaguá Railway until 1972.
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    Alfredo Andersen House Museum

  14. Portão Cultural14

    Portão Cultural

  15. Oscar Niemeyer Museum15

    Oscar Niemeyer Museum

    The Oscar Niemeyer Museum, also known as Museu Oscar Niemeyer, is situated in the city of Curitiba, in the state of Paraná, Brazil. The museum was first opened to the public in 2002, originally named the Novo Museu or New Museum. It was later renamed to honor its renowned architect, Oscar Niemeyer, who completed this project at the age of 95.
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    National Museum of Spiritism

    The National Museum of Spiritism (MUNESPI) is situated in the city of Curitiba, in the Brazilian state of Paraná. This location is easily accessible for tourists visiting Brazil, especially those who are interested in exploring the cultural and historical aspects of the country.
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    Museu Municipal de Arte

    After several years, the museum underwent a name change and became known as the Museu Municipal de Arte. It is situated in a cultural complex on Av. República Argentina, in the Portão neighborhood of Curitiba.
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    Cultural Chapel Santa Maria

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    Museu de Arte Indígena

    The Museu de Arte Indígena (MAI) is a unique cultural institution located in Curitiba, Paraná. It holds the distinction of being the first private museum in Brazil that is dedicated solely to the artistic production of Brazilian indigenous people. This focus makes it a unique destination for those interested in indigenous art and culture.
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    Museu Universitário PUCPR


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